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Wed, Aug 13, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

War of the Ride-Sharing Apps: Uber vs. Lyft


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A Lyft driver navigates through Potrero Hill in San Francisco.
Sara Bloomberg/KQED
A Lyft driver navigates through Potrero Hill in San Francisco.

The battle between Uber and Lyft is heating up, with both San Francisco-based ride-sharing apps accusing each other of underhanded tactics to poach drivers and nab more customers. Most recently, Lyft accused Uber employees of requesting thousands of Lyft rides and then canceling them. What does the rivalry mean for the region, and how does it affect the companies' current dispute with taxis?

Host: Judy Campbell

Guests:

  • Dan Brekke, blogger and editor of KQED's News Fix blog
  • Doug MacMillan, technology reporter for the Wall Street Journal

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